Happy Purim!
Join us for Purim at Chabad of Bensonhurst
Wednesday night, March 20 - Thursday, March 21, 2019
Rabbi's Message
  Purim at Chabad of Bensonhurst is a really happy and festive time where we celebrate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia.

Please join us at our main event and megillah reading. You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you a happy Purim!

Rabbi Avrohom Hertz



Megillah Readings

Wednesday night // March 20

Megillah Reading: 7:30 P.M.

Followed by our annual purim celebration 

Thursday // March 21

 Morning Service: 7:00 A.M.

Megillah Reading: 8:00 A.M.

Please contact the office: 718-753-7768 if you would like to schedule a megillah reading at your office, school, or other central location!

Purim Festivities
  Location: Chabad of Bensonhurst

Date: Wednesday night, March 20

Time: 7:30pm

  • Dress up
  • Live Music
  • Dancing
  • Caricatures
  • Balloon artist
  • Friends
  • Smiles all around
For more info

facebook: chabadofbensonhurst
Food Gifts to Friends

On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.

On Purim day, March 21, send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women. It is preferable that the gifts be delivered via a third party. Children, in addition to sending their own gifts of food to their friends, make enthusiastic messengers.

Giving to the Needy
  One of Purim’s primary themes is Jewish unity. Haman tried to kill us all, we were all in danger together, so we celebrate together too. Hence, on Purim day we place special emphasis on caring for the less fortunate.

Give money or food to at least two needy people during the daylight hours of Purim, March 21. In case you can’t find any needy people, your synagogue will likely be collecting money for this purpose. At least, place two coins in a charity box earmarked for the poor.

On Purim, we give a donation to whoever asks; we don’t verify his or her bank balance first.

As with the other mitzvahs of Purim, even small children should fulfill this mitzvah.
Purim Guide
Purim Megasite
Purim Stories
Insights & Inspiration
Kids' Site